This is Sinorca, my third design on OSWD.org. It is based heavily on the website of Acronis, a USA-based computer software company. Thus, the look of this design is not original, however the XHTML and the CSS of this page are totally my own work; they were written “from scratch”.^ top
There are two stylesheets (rules which dictate the format and layout of a page) associated with this design. The default stylesheet renders the left boxes as a continuous grey sidebar, whilst the alternative stylesheet has discontinuous white boxes. Both of these stylesheets are included in the ZIP file.
If you are using a Gecko-based web browser (eg: Mozilla, Netscape 6+, Chimera), you can view the second stylesheet without downloading this design. Simply open the View menu and select White boxes stylesheet under the Use Style submenu (NB: if you are viewing this page in a frame, you may have to reload this frame is a separate window/tab before applying the new stylesheet).^ top
I guess the movitation for making this design was to demonstrate that a good-looking website written in HTML 4.0 Transitional and making extensive use of tables could be rewritten in XHTML 1.0 Strict without tables, and not lose too much design-wise.
I hope you find Sinorca useful. If you use this design or derive inspiration from it, please let me know so that I may see your site and share in your design ideas. That is, after all, the basic philosophy of OSWD!